St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 2.12.18

Newsletter 2.12.18

29 Nov 2018 • General news

Collect:   Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

First Reading:   Jeremiah 33. 14-16     [8am only]

Second Reading:   1 Thessalonians 3. 9-13     [8am only]

Gospel:   Luke 21. 25-36     [8am only]

Post Communion Prayer:  O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 2nd December 2018

Advent Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

5.30pm   NO Confirmation Group

6.30 pm   NOEvening Prayer

Monday  9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   NO Bible Study Group

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Next Sunday   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

5.30 pm   Confirmation Group

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Toy Service

We have our Annual Toy Service today at which we collect in new toys for the City Mission Giving Tree Project. If you have forgotten to bring in any toys, you may do so by Wednesday morning.

Welcome Rota

We are looking for new members to join our team, which has lost a few members recently. It is an involvement every 6 to 8 weeks greeting the congregation as they arrive, handing out the service books and putting them away after the service. Taking the collection can also form part of the role if you wish. If you think that you might be able to help, please have a word with Alison Liggins, Barbara Hancox, Malcolm.

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study Group which was due to meet on 5th December will now not be taking place, however, we are trying to reschedule it for 19th December at 10.45am.This will be confirmed nearer the time.

Friday Prayer Group

Our Friday Prayer Group continues to meet. It meets alternate weeks and the next one is 14th December. It meets in Church from 10.30-11.30am, plus coffee time. All welcome. Please see Tony Thistlewood for more information. NB: Slight time change.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club meets next on Wednesday 12th December.Price£1.Tea or Coffee. All welcome.

Friendship Club

Meet in the church centre twice monthly. (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month).They meet from 10-12 noon and all are welcome. They next meet on Thursday 13th December.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

Do come along to St Mary’s Luncheon Club at 12 noon. For £4 you will receive an excellent meal. The next meal will be on Thursday 13th December which will be our Christmas Dinner to which all are invited. However, the price for this will be £7.50.Please let Claire or Malcolm know if you wish to attend.

Junior Church

We are blessed to have so many children here at Walsgrave, this however means that we need more hands on deck on a Sunday morning, so it is not the same people each week. Could you please pray for our children’s work and discern whether this is something that you could help with. If yes could you talk to Malcolm or Claire after the service.

Coventry City Mission - Help needed

Coventry City Mission are asking for volunteers to help wrap Christmas presents collected through their Giving Tree Project. If you can help during the week 3rd-7th December please contact City Mission on 024 7661 5931.

Christmas Card

We shall start to take messages for our Annual Christmas card next week .PCC have decided to support the local charity ‘Carriers of Hope’ this year.

Christmas Hamper

We would like to organise a Christmas Hamper again this year. Please could you bring in something appropriate to a Hamper (see list in the Centre for suggestions).We are now selling raffle tickets.(£1 each)

Charity Donations

PCC have budgeted to make donations of £2,500 this year from giving and would be grateful to receive nominations for charities they might support from you. We shall probably make 5 donations of £500 each. Please speak to Malcolm or Churchwardens with your suggestions.